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Friends, Business and Spirituality

Join us on Monday, August 13th from 6 – 9 PM in Denver to learn how to make the Law of Attraction work for you. Nothing is promoted or sold, and class is on a donation basis only.  Register here. Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we ...

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Our Statement of Equal Opportunity

Heckers Development Group, LTD, a Colorado Corporation, expresses its support for all people every year in June. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religious or spiritual belief or practice, sexual orientation or size. We also do everything possible to encourage all people to further their careers and all ...

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R.I.P to conventional work arrangements & the rise of the serial job hopper

Guest Column by Nicole Raphael, MA Company loyalty is dead.   Exemplary employees used to be deeply committed “lifers” who were industry specialized and stayed put through thick and thin.   While there are still plenty of loyal employees who are married to organizations until death, or retirement, do them part, there is a new breed of professionals ...

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The Ten Interview Mistakes That Keep You From Getting That Job

If you have had interviews, but haven’t received a good offer yet, you are probably making one or more of these deadly interviewing errors. 1). Assuming you’re a good interviewee. You’re not. And why should you be? You don’t interview for a living. You do your job. But the people we see tank on our toughest interview ...

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CAN A MENTOR HELP YOU WIN THE GAME OF BUSINESS?

How aspiring executives can benefit from working with a mentor By Nicole Raphael, MA We’ve all admired certain traits of our colleagues, contacts and supervisors.  Many of them have acted as silent role models for success behavior.  We emulate them in the hopes that our acting will one day turn into a genuine grasp of the leadership ...

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Avoiding Giving Your Elevator Speech

If you are looking for a job and doing a great deal of networking, I want to tell you how to avoid the dreaded elevator speech altogether and why. Here are a couple of “whys” on avoiding the elevator speech when job hunting. 1). They’re boring. Following Julie’s tips help some, but, I’ve got to tell you, ...

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Do Not Burn Your Network

Whether you are looking for a job, work for yourself, or have the illusion that you’ll be working at your current job until the world ends, you need your network. Too many people only start “networking” when they are unemployed or need business. A good networker networks consistently, regardless of employment status or business status. Networks ...

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Six résumé tips for people with unconventional career paths By Nicole Raphael, MA

The Great Recession and its indiscriminate job cuts have forced many people to take a long hard look at their career paths.  For many of us, that path has taken many detours which make it hard for us to craft a cohesive and convincing résumé. The good news is that we’re all in ...

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Twelve Vital Business Lessons from an E.R. From Hell

I had the misfortune last week to end up in the Emergency Room of Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Let’s just say that those who value their health will stay far, far away from Sky Ridge’s E.R. But the experience there brought up several lessons for business that all businesses should heed. ...

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Top Five Tips for Building a Better Online Brand

You won’t get hired or you will be fired if you don’t manage your cyber reputation By Nicole Raphael, MA Once upon a time it was believed that you could candidly share yourself, quirks and all, with your close friends and family on Facebook, Myspace, FourSquare, Flickr, YouTube etc. and still keep ...

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